This journal measures a very versatile 5 1/2"x8 1/2". It has a metal spiral binding and glossy cardstock covers. The front shows my full size rug hooked sheep grazing in dandelions, the favorite morsel of every sheep. The back cover is plain white. This journal has blank white paper that is ready and waiting for your thoughts, lists, sketches and ideas. The cover has "dare to begin" in teal script written across the top. A very cricket sentiment.